campylobacter - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] biology 

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/ˈkæmpɪləʊˌbæktə/ /ˌkæmpɪləʊˈbæktə/
singularcampylobacter
pluralcampylobacter
  1. a type of bacteria found especially in raw chicken that can make people ill if it is not destroyed by thorough cooking